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Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis - #52 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 240 lbs.
Birthday 01/25/1985
Birthplace Bruceton, TN
College Mississippi
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 11th pick by 49ers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
120 2 2

Shorts and Shells: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Ranking the danger factor of the teams that have yet to qualify for the postseason; Jerome Simpson's and Richard Seymour's heroics; plus plenty more.

Defense, special teams carry 49ers over Seahawks

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
David Akers kicked four field goals and the 49ers held on for a 19-17 victory over the Seahawks on Saturday.

49ers PK Akers sets field-goal record

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
David Akers made his 41st field goal of the season in Week 16, setting an NFL single-season record.

New deal for 49ers QB Smith could be coming soon

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
It appears 49ers QB Alex Smith has done more than enough this season to earn a new contract in the not-too-distant future.

Utility: Still in dark over Candlestick blackout

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
California utility companies still seeking answers to embarrassing Monday-night Candlestick Park blackouts.

The First Fifteen: Week 16

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Previewing the early story lines including Giants-Jets, Eagles-Cowboys, Saints-Falcons and the rest of the key Week 16 matchups.

Playoff scenarios for Week 16

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Four AFC teams have clinched playoffs berths and three NFC teams have done the same.

49ers beat Big Ben, Steelers 20-3

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. ET
San Francisco rode its top-ranked run defense to beat Pittsburgh and its ailing QB, Ben Roethlisberger, 20-3 on Monday night.

Power outages result in Steelers-49ers delays

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
A power outage at Candlestick Park interrupted the second quarter of the Pittsburgh-San Francisco "Monday Night Football" game, after an earlier outage had delayed the kickoff.

Injury report for Steelers-49ers MNF game

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 3:59 a.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 15 Monday-night game, Pittsburgh at San Francisco, showing the status of each injured player.

Boone shapes up as solid keeper for Niners

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
While deemed worthy of a recent contract extension through 2015, OL Alex Boone is not considered a core player. "But he's a definite keeper," one team insider said.

NFL upholds Harrison's suspension

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The NFL upheld its one-game suspension on Steelers OLB James Harrison, league spokesman Greg Aiello announced Friday.

Jed York behind 49ers' resurgence

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh has turned the 49ers around, but he wouldn't even have been with the team but for the foresight and determination of team CEO Jed York.

The First Fifteen: Week 15

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines for Week 15 — including Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady — which couldn't possibly be as crazy as Week 14, could it?

Playoff scenarios for Week 15

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots, Ravens and Steelers are among the teams looking to clinch playoff spots this weekend.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 24, 2011
Willis and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. are inactive for San Francisco, while Seattle's leading receiver, rookie Doug Baldwin, is playing despite a sore ankle.||||||| Willis missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury.
Posted Oct. 20, 2010
Willis said Wednesday that the latest crackdown on dangerous and flagrant hits will make it difficult for him and other players to do what they do best.||||||| Willis already is having a tough enough time this season without having to worry about increased restrictions. The linebacker, who has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons, is off to the slowest start of his four-year career. "I thought as a defensive guy you're supposed to hit," Willis said. "You shouldn't get in trouble or fined or get a flag for just playing football."
Posted May 04, 2010
Willis and the Niners agreed to a five-year contract extension Tuesday that takes him through the 2016 season.||||||| This is another big offseason splash by new San Francisco personnel chief Trent Baalke, who took charge after general manager Scot McCloughan's abrupt departure in March. Locking up Willis for the long haul makes sure the 49ers keep their defensive leader after they bolstered their offense in the draft with two top linemen.
Posted March 17, 2010
Willis has undergone surgery on his right knee to remove an inflamed fluid sac that kept him out of this year's Pro Bowl.||||||| The 49ers said the surgery, considered minor and done about a week ago, was performed by Dr. Tim McAdams and Dr. Gary Fanton at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics in nearby Redwood City. The team will not put a timetable on Willis' return, but he isn't expected to be sidelined for long. The team will adjust his offseason conditioning and regimen as he rehabilitates.
Posted Aug. 17, 2009
Willis was back Monday after missing 22 practices with an ankle and Achilles injury.||||||| Willis only participated in individual drills as the team's trainers ease him in slowly. The All-Pro linebacker suffered the injury to his right leg during a drill.

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